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Naomi Klein, Intiman Oddities, Tycho, and More of the Week’s Best Events

The week’s best events.

June 21, Wednesday

Life After Death Local writer Marti Jonjak published an astonishing series at McSweeney’s about a man who shot two people at the Twilight Exit and then was killed by police. Tonight, Jonjak is joined by former Seattle Police Chief Norm Stamper to talk about that night and the aftereffects of violent crime. Hugo House, 1021 Columbia St., 322-7030, hugo house.org. Free. All ages. 7 p.m. PAUL CONSTANT

Dave Depper Always in a supporting role, Dave Depper has long been a rock on the Pacific Northwest indie circuit, lending his talents to Menomena, Fruit Bats, Laura Gibson, and, most recently, Death Cab for Cutie. Now he is stepping center stage with the excellent Emotional Freedom Technique, a conversely moody and bright synth-pop album packed with subtle dance-ready beats. Barboza, 925 E. Pike St., 709-9442. $10–$12. 21 and over. 8 p.m. MARK BAUMGARTEN

June 22, Thursday

Jurassic 5 represents a bygone era of hip-hop, when MC collectives would lay down PG-rated rhymes mostly concerned with the pursuit of rapping itself. You can appreciate that the genre has evolved away from J5’s style and still appreciate its simple pleasures, especially when it comes to the group’s 2000 masterpiece, Quality Control.The Showbox, 1426 First Ave., showboxpresents.com. $35. 21 and over. 9 p.m. DANIEL PERSON

An Evening With Naomi Klein Donald Trump’s unending surreal headlines and cartoonishly corporate policies are dizzying. But, posting covfefe jokes on Facebook and buying “The Resistance” shirts isn’t helping. Rightfully renowned writer and thinker Naomi Klein’s new book No Is Not Enough: Resisting the New Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need offers clear insight into why Trump isn’t a sudden aberration and what led us here, and offers concrete plans toward a better future. The Neptune, 1303 N.E. 45th St., stgpresents.org. $10/$23.49 with book. All ages. 7:30 p.m. KELTON SEARS

Black Women Matter March: Justice for Charleena Lyles Join others at Westlake Park tonight to, yet again, call on Seattle to find a way to stop its police from needlessly killing people. No justice, no peace. Westlake Park, 401 Pine St., 384-8053. Free. All ages. 6 p.m. CASEY JAYWORK

June 23, Friday

Spotlight Group readings tend to die down around this time of year, which is a shame, because few things are better on a hot summer night than a brisk program of literary events. Tonight’s readers are Josh Potter, poet Sharon Nyree Williams, and Word Lit Zine publisher Jekeva Phillips, along with an open mic in which readers get three minutes apiece. Theater Schmeater, 2125 Third Ave., schmee.org. $14. All ages. 7:30 p.m. PC

Michael Che When Michael Che joined Saturday Night Live’s “Weekend Update” desk in 2014, it was a revelation. With some notable exceptions (Tina Fey), the desk had been the domain of ironic white guys, from Chevy Chase to Seth Meyers. Che, the first POC to man the desk, provides a take on our country’s affairs that those guys couldn’t, and he does it in a way that’s both devastating and hilarious. Reports are that his stand-up is much the same. The Neptune, 1303 N.E. 45th St., stgpresents.com. $23.50. 7 p.m. DP

June 24, Saturday

Intiman Theatre Props, Costumes, Furniture, & Supplies Sale The most fun part of the theater is often what’s behind the curtain—all the wacky junk that accumulates in storerooms from years and years of costuming, set work, and prop-making. Over two days, you’ll have a rare chance to pick through 10 years of the Intiman’s odds and ends. SoDo (location and address TBA Friday on Facebook). Free. All ages. Also Sun., June 25. KS

June Write-In This is the second in an ongoing series of write-ins in which authors gather to talk about the importance of free speech and democracy in a functioning America. Readers include afrose fatima ahmed, Catherine Bull, and Anca Szilágyi. Be prepared to write about and discuss what it is you love about your country. Hugo House, 1021 Columbia St., 322-7030, hugohouse.org. Free. All ages. 10 a.m. PC

Planes on Paper We have been waiting for the folk duo of Navid Eliot and Jen Borst to make good on the promise of their beautiful, aching debut EP, Ruins. The moment is coming near, with the Yakima outfit now readying a long-player that delivers another batch of tender, devastating ballads with a little more polish—but not too much. Come out to hear a sampling tonight. Conor Byrne, 5140 Ballard Ave. N.W., 784-3640. $10 adv./$12 DOS. 9 p.m. 21 and over. MB

Bad Luck Tonight’s show is a who’s-who of Seattle’s best weirdo/unclassifiable musical offerings. Bad Luck’s noise-jazz squall joins the drifting dreamscape guitar work of somesurprises, Benoît Pioulard’s clattering, sepia-toned ambient folk, and Bloom Offering’s cavernous bedroom industrial throb. Machine House Brewery, 5840 Airport Way S., machinehousebrewery.com. $10. 21 and over. 8:30 p.m. KS

June 25, Sunday

Says You! Did you know Town Hall Seattle is about to close for a yearlong renovation? It’s true! One of the best readings venues in the city will be shuttered, improved, and reopened. This is your last chance to catch NPR game show Says You! in this venue for at least one year. Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave., 652-4255, townhallseattle.org. $32.50. All ages. 7:30 p.m. PC

June 26, Monday

The America Syndrome Reading Betsy Hartmann’s latest book examines how American thought tends to be overly obsessed with the apocalypse. Is the idea of the end of the world intrinsic to the American ideal? Why do Americans spend so much time thinking about Armageddon? Is there any way to turn our national psyche around? Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave., 652-4255, townhallseattle.org. $5. All ages. 7:30 p.m. PC

June 27, Tuesday

Who Belongs? Dr. Sapna Cheryan leads a discussion about women in science, specifically why it’s taking so long for female representation to catch up in science, particularly computer science. Also discussed: why computer science is so thick with sexist and derogatory language. How do women catch up in this traditionally male-dominated field? That’s what tonight is all about. Ada’s Technical Books, 425 15th Ave., 322-1058, seattletechnicalbooks.com. $5. 21 and over. 6–9 p.m. PC

Tycho My favorite part of the Weather Channel is the music. Tycho, a composer from San Francisco, isn’t on the Weather Channel—but he absolutely makes Weather Channel music. (He straight-up samples weather forecasts sometimes.) Soothing, ambient, sophisticated, his down-tempo synth ditties are pitch-perfect for a breezy summer night at Marymoor Park, 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Pkwy N.E., Redmond, marymoorconcerts.com. $40–$50. All ages. 6:30 p.m. KS

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